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La Tour Prisonnière et les Souterrains

Historic site and monument, Historic patrimony, Military Patrimony, Tower, Historic district, Rampart, listed, 15th C in Cusset
7 Full-fare
  • This museum traces the history and urban development of Cusset in one of the last vestiges of the fortifications built in the 15th century at the request of Louis XI (ISMH 1996).

  • Built between 1476 and 1483, this artillery tower was spared destruction in modern times thanks to its use as a prison until 1957. In modern times, the tower has played an important role, with historical accounts of Napoleon III's visit at the end of the 19th century. Today, the tower houses the town's museum (since 1980), offering visitors the chance to discover the history of Cusset through its lapidary collections, as well as paintings, sculptures and engravings. An exhibition of medieval...
    Built between 1476 and 1483, this artillery tower was spared destruction in modern times thanks to its use as a prison until 1957. In modern times, the tower has played an important role, with historical accounts of Napoleon III's visit at the end of the 19th century. Today, the tower houses the town's museum (since 1980), offering visitors the chance to discover the history of Cusset through its lapidary collections, as well as paintings, sculptures and engravings. An exhibition of medieval artillery (owned by the town of Montluçon) highlights the 15th century, when the town was an influential religious center under the protection of the King of France.

    The self-guided tour of the museum is combined with a guided tour of the underground passages (the starting point for the guided tours is at the museum reception desk).
  • Spoken languages
    • English
    • French
  • Groups (Max capacity)
    • 20  Maximum number of people
Services
  • Accessibility
    • Not accessible in a wheelchair
  • Activities
    • Permanent exhibition
    • Temporary exhibition
  • Equipment
    • Car park
    • Coach parking
    • Parking
    • Toilets
  • Services
    • Educational visits
    • Tourist routes
    • Tourist brochures
    • Tourist information
    • Booking of general amenities
    • Guided tours
Rates
Payment methods
  • Check
  • Bank/credit card
  • Cash
  • Travellers Cheque
  • From June 1, 2024 to September 29, 2024
  • Full price
    7 €
  • Reduced price
    5 €
  • Child
    5 €
  • Student
    5 €
  • Group adults
    3.50 €
  • Group children
    3.50 €
Openings
  • From June 1, 2024
    until June 30, 2024
  • From July 1, 2024
    until August 31, 2024
  • From September 1, 2024
    until September 29, 2024
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Monday
    2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday
    2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday
    2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday
    2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Sunday
    2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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